Dino Dude Ranch - Prehistoric Fun for the Whole Family!
A family oriented set collection/resource management board game about wranglin' the most valuable dinosaurs for your ranch.
You are a rancher whose specialty is wranglin' dinosaurs! Head on over to the Jurassic Hunting Grounds to capture dinosaurs for your ranch by luring them with their favorite foods. Watch out for tar pits spreading on your precious land, reducing the number of dinosaurs that can live on your ranch.
Fill your ranch with the most valuable dinosaurs to become the top rancher and win!
Resource Collection - Roll custom dice each turn in order to collect resources (leaves, fish, and meat). Players may also earn cards or get tied up with the dreaded Tar Pits during resource collection.
Capture Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Hunting Grounds - Capture dinosaurs based on the types of food that they eat and place them on your ranch. The most valuable dinosaurs can only be tempted with the rarest of foods.
Purchase Cards - In addition to collecting cards during resource collection, players may also choose to spend resources to purchase additional cards. Cards can be used to produce more resources, collect free dinosaurs, and add or remove tar pits from ranches.
Fill Up Your Ranch! - Ranches are filled up by dinosaurs and tar pits. Once one player fills up their ranch, gameplay is stopped and dinosaur/tar pit values are tallied.
Earn Secret Rancher Bonus Points - Each player is dealt a hidden rancher bonus at the start of the game which earn players extra points at the end of the game for having specific combinations of dinosaurs on their ranches.
Download the DINO DUDE RANCH RULES for more gameplay information.
*Art is not final and may be subject to change.
INCLUDED IN EVERY BOX IS:
- 1 - Rule Booklet - 5" x 8"
- 56 - DInosaur Tiles - 1.25" x 1.25", 1.5mm Chipboard
- 18 - Tar Pit Tiles - 1.25" x 1.25", 1.5mm Chipboard
- 1 - Jurassic Hunting Grounds Mat - 5" x 8" 400 gsm
- 4 - Player Mats - 5" x 8" 400 gsm
- 50 - Food Tokens - Custom Cut Wooden Bits
- 44 - Draw Cards - 1.75" x 3.5", 300 gsm
- 7 - Rancher Bonus Cards - 3.5"x5.5", 350 gsm
- 2 - Custom Engraved 16mm 6-sided resource dice
- 1 - Faux velvet parts bag - 5" x 7"
"If you are in the market for a family game and you have 2-4 people to play with routinely, this is a no brainer. Also if you are in the market for a light filler game for a smaller gaming group, this one is really good as well."
"[For] what this game is going for, it does a very good job. It's very light, very casual, and very easy to play."
"First and foremost, the theme of Dino Dude Ranch is great...[it's] fun, light, the artwork in it is just perfect and dead on."
"The game plays very quickly and is easy to learn, and both of my kids really got into collecting dinosaurs."
COMMENTS FROM PLAYTESTERS:
"I can see this being a huge hit with families and on casual game nights." - Nicholas Yu, Zucchini People Games (Hero Brigades 1&2, Eternal Dynasty)
"I have played this game with a few groups of my adult friends and we have all had a great time. The theme is light and fun and the artwork and design fits perfectly."
"Just play tested Dino Dude Ranch this weekend. It was a lot of fun! My kids (age 13, 10, and 8) all loved it and wanted to keep it. We can't wait until it comes out so we can buy it."
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BLOGS AND PODCASTS
- Podcast Interview with All Us Geeks - TGoC Interview 02-18-2015
- Podcast Interview with The Chalk! - Episode 8
- Interview with Inquisitive Meeple - Yee-Haw! Dan Letzring...
- Interview with Go Forth and Game - Doctors and Dudes
- Interview with Brikenbrak Games - Kickstarter Conversations
- Meeple Mechanic - Dan Letzring on Designing Dino Dude Ranch
- Kickstarter Badger - Top 9 Tabletop Campaigns 3/1/2015
Kickstarter is helpful for production of this game for many reasons:
1.) I am an indie designer and publisher and do not have the funds to produce the game without Kickstarter. If this great game is going to get into the hands of the backers and be enjoyed by so many people, this is the only option for that to happen. Without Kickstarter, this game will not get produced.
2.) The more money pledged, the better the game. All additional funds received from this campaign will be fed back into manufacture to upgrade components, add more components, and make the game as amazing as possible.
3.) Limited Edition Discounts - Not only will backers save money off the MSRP and receive discounted shipping but they will receive some components added through stretch goals for free that will be available at an additional cost after the first run of manufacture dedicated to fulfilling this Kickstarter.
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So where is the money going?
- 20% Art - Although the art is looking good, it is not complete! In order to finish the remaining images, we need to pay the artist more (he needs to eat too ya know!).
- 10% Graphic design - We need a graphic designer to help with the layout and overall look of the game to provide a little more eye appeal!
- 60% Manufacture and Shipping of the games - This will make up the bulk of the costs associated with this Kickstarter.
- 10% Kickstarter and Credit Card Fees.
Special thanks goes to my amazing wife and two beautiful daughters as you are my everything. Your support has given me the courage and vision needed to see this project through to its completion. I would also like to give a special thanks Tim S., Deni K., Mike L. and Melanie D. for your amazing support every step of the way through the entire life of this creation. Furthermore, I would like to thank Matt Holden and the IGA, Forrest Bower, Jeff King, Eduardo Baraf, David Lowry, Jimmy Carroll, Tom Gurganus, Ryan Sanders, and Paul Cosca. Lastly, I would like to give a shout out to our official playtesters: Stephanie Letzring, Tim Smith, Deni Kessan, The Wolfs, The Dewes, The Conklins, The Dyers, The LouAllans, The Kubiaks, Jim Payne, Bobbie Harding, Dot Bryan, Nicholas Yu, David Ives, Nicholas Johnson, Mike, Tara, Lillian, Dominic, Juliet, and everyone at the Rochester Game Nights Meet-up Group.
Risks and challenges
Although I have already successfully funded a project on Kickstarter, this is my most ambitious campaign yet. While I'd like to think things will go smoothly, I am trying to be prepared for problems months before they could potentially arise.
Even though Dino Dude Ranch will be manufactured by a reputable company (Wingo) international shipping always has the potential for delays and complications. I believe in being open and forthcoming with the status of fulfillment and will keep backers updated every step of the way. I plan to update weekly once production has begun in order to keep backers informed of the progress of this game.
Backers can also rest easy knowing that first and foremost, I take my time and focus on one game at a time and we do not rush it out the door. Each project gets my complete attention before moving on to my next campaign (almost a full year between projects). I have been planning months in advance and hope to fulfill rewards in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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